Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Day Thirteen: Sending Kids to Camp

Twenty Days of Giving in Northern New England

Every Spring, 150 happy fifth and sixth grade students from every county in Maine pack up for a week and head to Camp POSTCARD, at Agassiz Village in Poland, Maine. Camp is staffed by volunteer law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, community volunteers, and Volunteers of America personnel. And it is free for all attendees.

The camp's Demo Day includes demonstrations of healthy snack making, military equipment, trained police K-9 dogs, wilderness survival skills, karate, fire prevention, a "touch tank" of live marine creatures, an ice cream truck, face painting and more.

Science Day offers a range of educational science projects for campers, including several "stations" for them to explore and experience in groups. Camp also offers the usual activities: archery, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts and the like.

Camp POSTCARD is a long-term partnership among the Maine Sheriffs' Association, the Maine D.A.R.E.® Officers Association, and Volunteers of America. Qualified officers are invited to become volunteer leaders at camp.

We are growing our Camp Sustainability Fund and invite you to join us in this endeavor. We work year-round arranging all the details, procuring supplies, creating menus and ordering food AND raising money to fund operating expenses. The Sustainability Fund will allow us to focus on the long term future of Camp while taking care of the operational details that come up year after year.

TO LEARN MORE: http://www.voanne.org/camp-postcard

TO DONATE: http://www.voanne.org/donate